Fri October 4, 2013

Vietnamese General Who Led Fight Against U.S., France, Dies

Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap (back) with Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh (second from right) and other advisers in 1950.
AFP/Getty Images

Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who masterminded the defeat of French colonial forces at Dien Bien Phu and the Tet Offensive that turned many Americans against the Vietnam War, has died at 102.

Giap, whose legacy in Vietnam is second only to Ho Chi Minh, the revolutionary communist leader, died Friday at a hospital in the capital, Hanoi, a government official tells news agencies.

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Thu October 3, 2013
Arts & Life

Book News: Tom Clancy Remembered As The Father Of A Genre

Author Tom Clancy, seen in 2004, was an insurance agent before publishing The Hunt For Red October in 1984.
Brendan Smialowski Getty Images


Wed October 2, 2013
Arts & Life

Tom Clancy, Master Of Military Techno-Thrillers, Dies

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 11:45 am

Author Tom Clancy in 2003.
Ralph Lauer MCT/Landov

Tom Clancy, the best-selling writer of such "techno-thrillers" as The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising and Patriot Games, has died.

He was 66.

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Mon September 30, 2013
The Salt

Remembering Marcella Hazan, Who Brought A Taste Of Italy To America

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 8:09 pm

Marcella and Victor Hazan in the kitchen of their home in Longboat Key, Fla.
Laura Krantz NPR

Marcella Hazan, whose cookbooks helped revolutionize Americans' conceptions of what real Italian cooking tastes like, died Sunday at her home in Longboat Key, Fla. She was 89.

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Mon September 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Remembering Lee Thornton, Who Broke Barriers In Journalism

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 9:08 am

Lee Thornton.
University of Maryland / Philip Merrill College of Journalism

The news media has lost another trailblazer.

Two months after the death of Helen Thomas, another woman who broke important barriers in Washington's press corps has passed away.

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